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Creativity & Craftmanship: Arcido Cofounder Felix Explains How We Achieve Unbeatable Build Quality

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Creativity & Craftmanship: Arcido Cofounder Felix Explains How We Achieve Unbeatable Build Quality

Arcido began in response to a growing demand for high-quality travel backpacks, which prioritize functionality, versatility, and durability. Co-founder, Felix, has traveled the world searching for the very best materials and manufacturing techniques, trying out every option until he found something he could be proud of. Although this is a technical process, drawing and improving on the science behind the best available products, it is also an exercise in creativity. To go beyond that which already exists, Arcido needed to break new ground. This begins with a clear vision, aimed at making a life on the road easier and promoting...

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How To Clean Your Arcido Backpack

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How To Clean Your Arcido Backpack

The rigors of travel can be demanding on your gear. Bags often get tossed around in transit, resulting in dust, scuffs, and stains. This is all part of travel, and in many ways informs our design philosophy. Arcido backpacks are designed to withstand the elements, but even the most robust bags need a wash now and then. That’s why we’ve put together this comprehensive bag cleaning guide. Spot Cleaning Look at the type of stain you’re trying to clean. For most exterior garden-variety scuffs, try to avoid using detergent at all costs. To keep the fabric in tip-top condition, use...

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Crowdfunding Lessons Learned from Arcido's Japan Campaign

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Crowdfunding Lessons Learned from Arcido's Japan Campaign

I remember being in Shinjuku walking behind a group of young salarymen. Without exception, they had cool bags: briefcases, hold-alls, backpacks. It wasn’t much of a stretch to dream about a future where one of them would want to carry an Arcido backpack. Japan is one of the world’s largest markets for high-quality backpacks and accessories; to be a part of it would be incredible. It’s difficult to know where to start in a market as large and impenetrable as Japan’s. Clearly, there are a lot of savvy consumers who might be interested in lightweight travel gear; Japanese consumers are...

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Why Akra Is Top Choice For One Bag Travel According To YouTube Vlogger Chase Reeves

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Why Akra Is Top Choice For One Bag Travel According To YouTube Vlogger Chase Reeves

Chase Reeves knows a thing or two about bags. As the founder of BagWorks and a YouTube channel closing in on 50,000 fans, this eccentric vlogger is the authority when it comes to Carryology. His mix of outlandish delivery and honest critiques have earned him respect from bag buyers across the interwebs.Although only a year old, his review of the Arcido Akra (at the time of writing) has more than 26,000 views. He covers every imaginable aspect of the bag, down to the minutiae. From the outset, we'll excuse Chase for mistaking the Akra for the Faroe – after all, they're both great carry on bags with similar touches, and both designed for one bag travel.Kicking off with an explanation of why you might want to purchase the Arcido Akra, Reeves briefly touches on the concept of one bag travel and how the Akra is designed to make you more travel-efficient. “Packing minimally can make for a much better trip,” he mentions – and we couldn’t agree more. He then does a wear test… as only Chase Reeves can do a wear test. The ventilated back padding, curved shoulder straps and waist strap and the “lightweight moveability” all make this a winner as a small travel backpack. Next...

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2018 Arcido Year in Review

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2018 Arcido Year in Review

ProductI find it useful at the end of the year to think about what we were doing the year before, and what things we are doing now that we couldn’t have done back then. At the end of 2017, we were pretty sure our Faroe bag had been well-received. It seemed like a good strategy to take this product and extend the concept. Which is what we did; planning a crowdfunding campaign for February in 2018. Our second Kickstarter campaign launched in early 2018 and got off to a great start. Although things slowed down towards the end, we raised...

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